Neutrality proclamation reaches France, 1854.

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Journal Des Débats: Politiques Et Littéraires, Page 2. October 2, 1854.

 

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Neutrality announced in Britain, 1854.

[Found under: “SANDWICH ISLANDS.”]

—”Kamehameha III, King of the Hawaiian Islands.

“Be it known to all whom it may concern, that we, Kamehameha III, King of the Hawaiian Islands, hereby proclaim our entire neutrality in the war now pending between the great maritime powers of Europe; that our neutrality is to be respected by all belligerents to the full extent of our jurisdiction, which by our fundamental laws is to the distance of one marine league, surrounding each of our islands of Hawaii, Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Oahii, Kauai and Niihau, Continue reading

Neutrality announced in Washington D. C., 1854.

RELIEF FOR TROUBLED EUROPE.

It cannot be doubted that the European Powers now so unhappily engaged in strife will be much relieved by the following kind and considerate proclamation of the King of the Sandwich Islands announcing that his government intends to observe a strict neutrality in regard to the war. The Czar will now breathe freer, and France and England may dismiss all disquietude: Continue reading

Neutrality proclaimed by King Kamehameha III, 1854.

Proclamation.

Kamehameha III King of the Hawaiian Islands.

Be it known to all whom it may concern, that We, Kamehameha III, King of the Hawaiian Islands, hereby proclaim our entire Neutrality in the war now impending between the Great Maritime powers of Europe; that Our Neutrality is to be respected by all Belligerents, to the full extent of Our Jurisdiction, which by Our Fundamental laws is to the distance of one of one marine league, surrounding each of our islands of Hawaii, Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai and Niihau, commencing at low water mark on each of the respective coasts of said Islands, and includes all channels passing between and dividing said islands, from Island to island; that all captures and sizures made within Our said Jurisdiction are unlawful; and that the protection andd hospitality of Our Ports, Harbors and Roads, shall be equally extended to all the belligerents, so long as they respect Our neutrality. Continue reading

Kamehameha V address at the opening of the legislature, in English, 1868.

Nobles and Representatives—

A great calamity has befallen the Island of Hawaii. My duty to my subjects has called me away from my Capital, and I have delegated a Royal Commission, presided over by my well-beloved father, to open the regular session of the legislature. Continue reading